Death in the Air
On an outing to the legendary Crystal Palace, Sherlock observes trapeze artist Monsieur Mercure (Le Coq) performing ...more
Recently affected by the events of the previous murder case, Sherlock Holmes was by chance present during a supposed accident, which led him to believe that it was time to use his detective skills once again.
The opening chapter started out with the ‘accident’, immediately setting the excit ...more
I read the entire Conan Doyle collection fairly recently and could read it again. I love Laurie R. King's stories imagining Sherlock in his later years with a young wife who matches many of his talents.
I came across this young adult series by a local author and decided to give it a try.
I like it.
Shane Peacock imagines a young Sherlock. The very first scene at the Crystal Palace with the high-trapeze performance pulled me in and other than a little eye-rolling at ...more
This second book in the series really works on 13-year-old Sherlock Holmes character. Peacock is laying the groundwork for how the boy became the man with all his idiosyncrasies. The first book started him off on detective work and showed us where he came from. This book continues by showing how Holmes developed his deductive reasoning as he moves in to apprentice with a very intelligent but down on his luck medical man, who is far ahead of the times with h ...more
Sherlock is still bitter about his mother's death and swears that he will rise in the world so as to fulfill her dream. But to do that he n ...more
One night, while visiting his father at the Palace, he observes a trapeze artists act. Suddenly the trapeze breaks and the man hit the floor and spends the rest of the book in a coma. The police think it's purely an accid ...more
I picked this book up because I have read "Eye of the Crow" and I thou ...more
At the beginning of the book when the crime happened Peacock put only one clue in for the readers to try to figure out who did it and how did they do it. He also wrote about the rivalry between Sherlock and Malefactor. He ...more
After the harrowing experience of losing his mother while solving a brutal murder in London’s East End, young Sherlock Holmes commits himself to fighting crime … and is soon involved in another case. While visiting his father at the magnificent Crystal Palace, Sherlock stops to watch a remarkable and dangerous trapeze performance high above, framed by the stunning glass ceiling of the legendary building. Suddenly, the troupe’s star is dropping, screaming and flailing, toward the floor. He lands
In the second book in the series “starring” a 13-year old Sherlock Holmes, Holmes is watching a trapeze performance when one of the performers flies off the bar and lands near Holmes. It appears that someone cut the bar and Holmes is determined to find out who did it. Holmes is also currently homeless and manages to find an apothecary to take him in in return for his help.
I quite enjoyed the mystery in this one, but up until the end, I wasn’t as interested in the secondary characters. ...more
Sherlock sepertinya punya aura yang mengundang kejahatan terjadi. Untuk kesekian kalinya ia KEBETULAN berada di lokasi kejadian terjadi sebuah kejahatan. Bagi banyak orang, Monsieur Mercure sang bintang trapeze meregang nyawa akibat kecelakaan saat menjalankan aksinya. Tidak bagi Sherlock yang mencium aroma pembunuhan.
Sherlock mulai mengurai benang kusut berdasarkan hasil pengamatannya. Sosok Dr, Watson belum terlihat dalam buku ini. Tapi kita sudah berkenalan dengan Dr. Bell seoran ...more
13-year old Sherlock Holmes is back for more crime-fighting! He has a strange ability to take one piece of evidence (view spoiler)[the trapeze bar (hide spoiler)] and uncover not only the crime related to the piece of evidence BUT some huge criminal masterminds plot for London domination. (view spoiler)[ The brixton gang (hide spoiler)]
The map was completely useless to me because no matter how hard I looked, the only thing I could find was the Thames Tunnel.
(view spoiler)[ And once ...more
The third person narration places a buffer between the reader and text, but after an initial adjustment to the slightly formal prose (appropriate to the period) the reader is quickly engaged in the fascinating mystery. Details about historic London, Victorian entertainment ...more
It kind of seems like everyone's lost their minds in this book. Sherlock himself, Malefactor, Irene... they're all SO ANGRY all the time.
The only really good part is Sigerson Bell, who is quite a cool character.
I still don't know where Shane Peacock's going with this series, and I don't even know if he has some master plan or if he's just writing along happily. Guess I'll find out eventua ...more